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Dayr al-Madina (The Ancient Village)

The Ancient Village and Worker’s Tombs Several architectural and decorative differences set the tombs of the craftsmen and workers who lived in the Village of Dayr al-Madina apart from other private tombs at Thebes (Luxor) . The tombs here had forecourts defined by a low mudbrick wall that might enclose a garden and pond. Behind, stood […]

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Madinat Habu

Madinat Habu is one of Egypt’s best preserved and most interesting temples. Unfortunately, most tourists arrive here at the end of along morning of sightseeing and rarely get more than a quick peek at this fascinating monument. The temple deserves better. It is one of the few monuments in Egypt to convey the emotional impact […]

Temple of Luxor

In fact, the name Luxor comes from the Arabic al- Uksur, meaning “fortification” Which in turn derived from the Latin word “castrum” the word for a fortification. The temple was also called the ” Temple of Amen of the Opet,” Amenemopet” or ” The Southern Sanctuary.” Like the temples at Karnak, Luxor Temple has undergone […]

Karnak

Temples at Karnak

Karnak is a difficult site to understand, Jean-Francois Champollion, the Frenchman who first deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphs, described it as “So vast and so grandiose” that the Egyptians must have designed it for “Men one hundred feet tall” Not only is Karnak huge- the complex covers over two square kilometers, but it is the result of almost […]